Australian Turf Club has released race dates for the 2020/21 season, with 110 metropolitan fixtures to be held across four Sydney metropolitan racecourses and supporting provincial venues.
The highly-anticipated Sydney spring starts on Saturday, 22 August 2020 with the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes and continues through to the second running of the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 31 October.
The pinnacle of the Sydney Spring Carnival is The TAB Everest to be run for a new record $15m in prizemoney on Saturday 17 October at Royal Randwick.
Australian Turf Club will increase its twilight racing program to five meetings, including a Friday twilight meeting at Rosehill Gardens on 20 November.
The highly successful KIA Night Racing Season at Canterbury Park again features ten meetings, with the opening night on Friday 13 November, and also includes a meeting on New Year’s Day, Friday, 1 January 2021.
Summer racing will crescendo with Inglis Millennium Day will move to Royal Randwick and be run on Saturday, 6 February 2021. In return, Australia Day will become a feature day at Warwick Farm racecourse on Tuesday 26 January.
In the autumn, the Sydney Carnival is the pinnacle of this period, covering six weeks from Chandon S Ladies Day – as part of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 13 March 2021 – through to Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day on Saturday 17 April at Royal Randwick.
Australia’s biggest day of Group One racing is Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 20 March with five flagship races.
The $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the headline race of The Star Championships, a two-week racing event delivering $21m in prizemoney across two world-class race meetings at Royal Randwick on Saturday 3 and Saturday, 10 April 2021.